Listen to the Call:
PO BOX 682188
PARK CITY, UT 84068-2188
TAPE – 549
(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: We don’t. We do the consult, the 24-hour consult.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know of any place that does do abortions?
CLINIC: Yeah. You can go to Salt Lake or Heber. But you need to have a consult, like a 24-hour consult before you go and do an abortion.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: So you can come and do the consult, and then you can go to do the abortion anywhere you want to go.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, you know, I’m just worried about — my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you won’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Well, the abortion — we don’t, we don’t need any information, but the abortion people will ask you for an ID. You have to be 18. If not, your parents have to — they have to go with you. So, I mean, that’s nothing to do with us, but when you go to do the abortion you will have to show an ID or you will have to take your parents.
CALLER: Oh. So if I had an ID I wouldn’t have to take my parents?
CLINIC: Yeah. If you have an ID of 18, you don’t have to take your parents.
CALLER: Oh. Well, what if I wasn’t 18? Like I’m only 13. I’ll be 14 next month.
CLINIC: Yeah, you have — I don’t. I mean, I can ask the nurse. She’s with a patient. She can give you a call. Or do you want to call her back? Do you want to leave me a phone number?
CALLER: Oh. Well, I’m at my friend’s house and her mom would answer the phone, so I can’t leave that.
CLINIC: So do you want to call her like in half an hour?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. Could I ask you real quick — could I come in for like a pregnancy test there?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can come and do this, and then you can speak with her.
CALLER: Oh. Well, I’m just worried because like I haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Yeah. You can come and get the pregnancy test, and then you can talk to her.
CLINIC: If that’s okay for you.
CALLER: Well, it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this. Like he said he would pay for it, so would it be all right if he came with me?
CLINIC: Yeah. That’s okay.
CALLER: Okay. Well, it’s just we don’t want my parents to know. Would he have to — if he’s paying for it, would he have to like sign anything?
CLINIC: For the pregnancy test?
CALLER: So nobody would have to know about us?
CLINIC: No one will know, no.
CLINIC: Everything is confidential.
CALLER: Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control?
CLINIC: Yes, you can.
CALLER: It’s just, we don’t want to have to go through all this again.
CALLER: But if I was on birth control you wouldn’t have to tell anybody either?
CLINIC: No. Nothing.
CLINIC: Everything is confidential. The only thing, the abortion people have to tell your parents. That’s all.
CLINIC: But we don’t tell anyone.
CALLER: Well, could I call you back if I had other questions? I Need to talk to my boyfriend. But what was your name?
CLINIC: You’re welcome. Bye bye.
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